Swim and dive: Women’s team in fifth place after day one at Pac-12’s

After the first day of competition for the women’s swimming team at the Pac-12 Championships, the Utes sit in fifth place thanks to two broken school records.

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The team scored 96 points on day one after the team of Shayla Archer, Stina Colleou, Melissa Paakh and Maddie Jamora broke the school record in the 200-yard medley relay. They touched in with a time of 1:39.36, which was a full second faster than the previous record of 1:40.42.

Then, Senior Amanda Barrett broke her own school record in the 200-yard backstroke. Her time of 1:57.45 was better than her old record of 1:57.52, which she set a season ago at the conference championships.

Other notable performers were the 800-yard freestyle relay team of Giuliana Gigliotti, Dorien Butter, Maddie Meisel and Maryssa McArthur, who swam a season-best time of 7:14.63. The team finished in fifth place in the event and gave the Utes a comfortable number of points going into day two.

Leading the way in the team results is Cal with 128 points. Stanford, Arizona, USC and Utah round out the top five.

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